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Publisher's Summary

When 3 Para began their assault under cover of darkness on Mount Longdon in June 1982, nobody knew what to expect. The three platoons of B Company each approached the mountain silently, treading carefully through a series of defensive minefields. But following an explosion, fighting quickly escalated with shocking speed and severity, resulting in some of the bloodiest close hand fighting, terrible injuries and shocking loss of life experienced by British troops since the Korean war. 

Recreating 3 Para's bloody Falklands battle from multiple angles, James O'Connell - who fought there and was seriously injured himself - has written a gut-wrenching 360-degree classic. 

Frustrated by highly inaccurate books about the battle, O'Connell decided to set the record straight. What he did next was extraordinary - he revisited the Falkland's five times with comrades and Argentine soldiers and literally walked through the battle with them, step-by-step, creating an unprecedented masterpiece of immersive military publishing. 

Combined with rare access to the Battalion's records and radio logs, the resulting book is the last word on Mount Longdon, and, voiced by a full cast of actors, might be the most harrowingly realistic description of modern warfare you will ever hear.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Maureen O'Connell (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group
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"An extraordinarily detailed account of the bloodiest battle of the Falklands war." (Major General Jonathan Shaw CB CBE)

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Absolutely Fantastic

This book is absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend! The author put a great amount of time into organizing the accounts of many men who were involved in this battle. Each of their stories is incredible. Including those on both sides of the battle.
I highly recommend reviewing the included PDF prior to, and while you listen. The PDF will allow you to better visualize Mount Longdon and the glossary explaining the various military vernacular is extremely helpful

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The Falklands like you’ve never seen

This is an intense read. It’s like being with those in the heat of battle in real time. The language is colorful but given that it expresses unbelievable shock and battle brutality, one can’t expect any different. Like it’s said at the beginning, the battle for Mt. Longdon was like a small scale WWI battle. It’s that ferocious, and it’s told from those who were there. WOW.

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  • JimmyD
  • 10-07-21

Awesome

When I was young and stupid I always wanted to be tested in combat. This book audio and written tells how stupid I was to wish for it. I just can't imagine how I would feel slowly advancing, up Longdon, seeing my brothers killed in the most violent way. Thanks for writing this book James O 'Connol. Thanks for your service.

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  • Emma Graves
  • 01-30-22

Interesting first hard accounts

Good first hand accounts but didn't seem in much of a logical order and the narrator's got half the pronunciation wrong when using callsigns. Sometimes used phonetic alphabet and sometimes didn't, main thing that bothered me was they said 42 (forty two) commando rather than 4 2 ( four two) commando and similar....

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  • Mr J Coates
  • 05-04-22

A war book like no other!

A war book like no other I have ever read. The mullti-dimensional way the book is written and narrated really transports the listener into the thick of the battle action, which oftentimes is very moving and harrowing. I recommend first reading Max Hastings excellent book on the Falklands war to give you a wider overview of the whole conflict and then Three Days in June as its companion. One definitely not to be missed for war buffs.

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  • Lee
  • 03-09-22

Awesome.

Never had the opportunity to deploy to the Falklands when I was serving in the British Infantry, but I would like to visit to pay my respects as a veteran. Scouse, this is the best and most informative book I've ever read on the Falklands war, and I applaud you and everyone who fought there and I salute the men who made the ultimate sacrifice and who never came home. They will never be forgotten.

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  • James
  • 05-24-22

Incredible!

A amazing detailed account of combat in the the Falklands war. Very highly recommended. Superb.

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  • DJ Ricks
  • 05-12-22

Exceptional book

Extremely detailed audio book of almost a minute by minute account of the battle, cannot believe the detail and research that much have gone into it. If wasn't exactly what I expected as I thought it would be more story focused but it is almost just a step by step account of the battle, goings on and thoughts for the troops. Lots of military lingo throughout so beware however it added to the account in a positive way for me. Voice overs are great and I have the greatest respect for what those guys did over there when I was just 6 months old. Well done 3 Para and all those involved.

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  • Iain K
  • 05-11-22

The chaos of war

As someone from civvy street with mates who fought in the Falklands this book was revealing. I never appreciated the chaos of war. The slightly odd way of reporting information starts to make sense when you realise how disjointed the battle would have been for individual soldiers. The comment at the end of the book about how life back in the UK seemed unaffected by the war is one I’ve heard too from one of my pals. Bravo to those who fought for the liberty of those in the Falkland Islands, our country and their comrades and especially those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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  • John
  • 05-11-22

Absolutely Brilliant.

This is without one of the best books I have the honour to listen to.

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  • Colin
  • 05-07-22

When better editing would have made this 5 star

A moving and at times harrowing oral history of the battle. A little over long in places and at time a little confusing for the listner. If this was edited a little better it would have been 5 stars but recommended. The main narrator on the whole excellent, but his insistence of pronouncing the letter H as Hay-aitch got tiring.

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  • Wild Goose
  • 05-04-22

Good audiobook badly delivered.

A great opportunity to hear the story of the Falklands campaign from the individuals (of all ranks) who took part, but who do they get to read the words? From the intro, where ‘4-5-C-D-O’ was uttered (rather than 45 Commando (Cdo)) to the interminable, constant mispronunciation of HQ as ‘HAITCH-Q’ (vice the correct ‘aitch-q’). But worst of all, who has ever heard the LCpl rank repeatedly described as ‘Lieutenant Corporal’…..?!